Southampton and Portsmouth are two port cities in Hampshire, southern England, both of which offer attractive coastal living and make a great choice for families, couples, young professionals and first-time buyers who are looking to live in a thriving metropolitan area.
Southampton is located roughly 70 miles south-west of London, and Portsmouth is around 15 miles south-east from there. Southampton is the slightly bigger of the two cities, with a population of just over 250,000 while its smaller neighbour has roughly 238,000 residents.
If you’re thinking of moving to the area, we’ve put together everything you need to know about both cities, including the best areas to live in Southampton and Portsmouth; what the schools, transport and culture are like; and, of course, how much house you’ll get for your money.
If you need advice for first-time buying in Southampton or Portsmouth – or if you’re looking for a reliable mortgage broker in Hampshire – don’t hesitate to contact us today.
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